Guest reviews on the Wild Cat Experience program at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre in Plettenberg Bay

“LOVED our visit! Highly recommended!”

We got SO much more from this visit than we originally expected! It is very well managed. My 7 year old aspiring zoologist was absolutely thrilled to meet REAL animal rescuers, and Mandy Freeman, the proprietor, spent considerable time with her. She will never forget the experience! The older kids loved visiting inside the cheetah pens, etc. Tenikwa rescues over 300 animals per year, and returns most of them to the wild after providing needed care. Their revenue is covered by visitors. The gift shop is also very nice with higher end items. We bought a nice bronze elephant statue for our coffee table; it is comforting to know that all profits from our purchases go towards running the nonprofit wildlife rescue operations. Such a special deserving place!

TripAdvisor 29 July

“Amazing place! Definitely worth a visit”

On family holiday down the garden route our guide suggested we visit here to see the big cats up close and personal. It was a brilliant suggestion the staff that showed us round were very well informed and capable of answering any questions. they also clearly enjoyed there job and the work they do with the animal.
I thoroughly suggest you visit here you wont regret it!

TripAdvisor 24 August

“Great experience!!”

Great experience to visit this place, truly an awareness centre – not a zoo!
Animals are treated very well, some wounded animals have found a home here and are well taken care of. You can truly feel the respect the staff has for all the animals here!

TripAdvisor 29 August

“Great experience! ”

A very special thanks to our guide Wilfried who made our visit at Tenikwa very special. He explained so much about the project and the animals in the park and answered all questions. You are able to get very close to a cheetah and you will learn very much about the animals.

TripAdvisor 30 August